Lawrence Lake, Ontario, is in the northwest section of the province and home to black bear, moose, fox, coyotes, eagles and lots of fishing. Walleye, bass, northern pike, muskie and trout are in Lawrence Lake. Go for these fish from the shore or canoe. Bass and trout are popular with fly-fishermen along this lake, and there are several methods of working the lake for a great catch, including self-guided, guided and fly-in trips.
Tang of the North - Fly-in Fishing
Tang of the North Lodge arranges fly-in trips to Lake Lawrence for fly-fishing. Fly out of Nestor Falls, Ontario, and spend 25 minutes in flight to the remote Tang on the Lake. Lodge and air charter fees include guide service. Meals are in the dining hall, family style. There are sack lunches provided when heading out for a day on the lake. Fly-fishing for trout and bass is available. Guides help with fly selection, suggestions where to fish the lake and boating to destinations.
Tang of the North Lodge
Lawrence Lake, Ontario
Nestor Falls, Ontario Canada
If your skills in the backcountry allow for independent travel and camping, charter a flight to Lawrence Lake and set up camp for your own fly-fishing trip. Local charters are out of Nestor Falls, Ontario. According to the Ontario Fly-Fishing website, place yourself upstream on one of the tributaries feeding the lake, and strip out some line while slowly and deliberately moving down the stream toward the lake. Try to guide the fly down the creek and into the current. The motion of the drifting fly attracts the trout, and as you make your way toward the lake, expect strikes. Use Bead Head Hares Ear, Pheasant Tail, March Brown or Small Stonefly Nymphs.
Be bear aware when camping at Lawrence Lake as black bear patrol the region. Store all food in bear-resistant canisters away from the camp, or hang between trees at a minimum of 15 feet above ground. Prepare for hordes of black flies and mosquitoes and take bug netting and plenty of repellant.
Batchawana Bay Wilderness Outfitters - Fly-in
Batchawana Bay Wilderness Outfitters offers cabin-based fly-fishing trips along Lawrence Lake. Fly into the lake via air charter and enjoy the peace at a private cabin. Guides assist with fly and tackle choices as you head out each day for bass, trout and northern pike. Fees include meals at the lodge. You fish along the tributaries and small creeks that feed Lawrence Lake, trying for brook trout. Fish from the cabins on the shore of the lake for rainbow and lake trout, or bass.
Batchawana Bay Wilderness Outfitters
PO Box 93
Alto, MI. 49302
Article Written By Eric Cedric
A former Alaskan of 20 years, Eric Cedric now resides in California. He's published in "Outside" and "Backpacker" and has written a book on life in small-town Alaska, "North by Southeast." Cedric was a professional mountain guide and backcountry expedition leader for 18 years. He worked in Russia, Iceland, Greece, Turkey and Belize. Cedric attended Syracuse University and is a private pilot.